Freedom Riders discuss Indy’s violence

Photo courtesy WISH
Photo courtesy WISH

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – This summer marks 50 years since Freedom Summer, the summer of 1964 when thousands of people united to fight for civil rights.

On Thursday, two Freedom Riders spoke at the Indiana State Museum and showed clips from the 1960′s movement. The Freedom Riders say the work they did then is still very relevant today, especially when solving the city’s violence problem.

“We cannot always point at the city. Sometimes, we have to point at the communities, sometimes we have to point at the neighborhoods, and most often we have to point at parents,” Rozelle Boyd, Freedom Rider, said.

The Freedom Riders say the violence in Indianapolis is very disappointing, but they hope to encourage others to push for equality and peace in their individual neighborhoods. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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